This page contains tools and information to assist project management teams and others in understanding, implementing and calculating MPAT.
UPDATE (2012): The MPAT User’s Guide and Excel Spreadsheet are currently being improved and expanded, please check back for an updated version.
poverty assessment tool:
Design, development and application
of a new framework for measuring rural poverty book provides an overview of the theoretical rationale for creating MPAT, a description of the MPA Project, and the details of the steps involved in MPAT’s development and testing.
English (6MB) | High resolution (11MB)
The MPAT User’s Guide provides all of the resources needed to implement MPAT. The guide includes: information on how to create a sampling frame; enumerator training materials; the MPAT Household and Village Surveys; notes and definitions for the survey items; step-by-step instructions for organizing, checking and coding the data; all of the valuations and weightings for the items and subcomponents; and other materials (the MPAT surveys are also provided below as individual files).
The MPAT Excel spreadsheet allows users to enter the MPAT survey data and easily calculate the MPAT indicators (all of the valuations and formulas are also in the MPAT User’s Guide).